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Initiative addresses challenges of managing heart failure

A pilot program at a New York hospital designed to help patients manage heart failure after being discharged from the hospital quickly improved patient adherence to their medication and treatment

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Summer bug bite? Expert gives answers on care

Bugs are a part of summer, like it or not. While many times bug bites are little more than an irritating inconvenience, some can trigger a medical emergency, according to

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The ambulance chased one patient into collections

In retrospect, Peggy Dula said, she shouldn’t have taken the ambulance. She was the least injured of the three siblings who were in a car when it was struck by

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Fast-acting immune cells provide powerful protection against stroke

This study identified a novel subset of CD8+ regulatory-like T cells, or CD8+TRLs, as “first responders” to stroke. Attracted to the site of ischemic injury by a unique “homing” signal

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Work worries keep lots of Americans awake Sunday nights

Good sleep habits can ward off the so-called “Sunday scaries”—the worry about returning to work on Monday morning that keeps many folks tossing and turning on Sunday night. A recent

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Teleconsultation to prevent skin conditions in infants

Eligible pairs of infants and mothers were randomly assigned to the intervention group or the control group. In addition, participants in the intervention group had the option to combine routine

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What the polio case in New York tells us about the end of polio

No one studying polio knew more than Albert Sabin, the Polish-American scientist whose vaccine against the crippling disease has been used worldwide since 1959. Sabin’s oral vaccine provides lifelong immunity.

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